Privacy policy

We at “Jouhsen-bündgens Maschinenbau GmbH” (hereinafter "Jouhsen" ) are happy that you are visiting our website and showing interest in our company. We consider the privacy and protection of your personal data to be of the utmost importance and would like you to feel confident when visiting our website. In the following we will outline what information we collect at Jouhsen while you are visiting our web pages and how we use this data.

Personal data
Personal data is individual information relating to the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your correct name, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Information that is not directly connected with your true identity – such as your favourite web pages or number of users on a site – is not personal data.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our website, the communication data of the requesting computer, the web pages you visit on our site, the date and the duration of the visit, the data identifying the type of browser and operating system used, and the website from which you visit us are temporarily stored by default by our web servers for the purposes of system security. Any personal details beyond this, such as your name, your address, telephone number or e-mail address, are not collected, unless you provide this information of your own free will, e.g. when you request information.

Use and disclosure of personal data

If you have provided us with any personal data we only use this data for the technical administration of our web pages and to meet your wishes and requests, which normally means to reply to any queries you may have. Beyond this, we will use the personal data you have provided for the advertising purposes (e.g. our online newsletter) you have expressly registered for. Your personal data will not be disclosed, distributed, sold or communicated in any other way to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling a contract.

Use of Webtracking (Google Analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage towards the website operator.  Google Analytics will not associate the IP address communicated by your browser with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) through cookies and website use for Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following link. The currently effective link is

Use of cookies

“Cookies” are small files which enable us to store specific information related to you, the user, on your computer while you are visiting our website. Cookies help us to ascertain the frequency of use and the number of users of our Internet pages as well as to make our offers as comfortable and efficient as possible for you. 
On the one hand, we use so-called “Session Cookies” which are stored temporarily and exclusively for the duration of your use of one of our Internet pages. On the other hand, we also use “Permanent Cookies” to record information on visitors who repeatedly access our website. The purpose of using cookies is to be able to offer you optimal user guidance as well as to "recognize" you and thus be able to present you with diversified Internet pages and new contents to whatever extent possible during repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Your name, IP address or other information concerning your real identity are not stored and we do not create any individual profiles concerning your use patterns. Our site(s) may also be used without cookies. You can adjust your browser to deactivate cookies, accept them only from certain websites or be notified whenever a cookie is sent. You also have the option of deleting cookies from your hard drive at any time (directory name: "Cookies"). Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to see the full page presentation as designed and may have restricted user guidance. 

Jouhsen takes all the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse.  Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted during transmission by using so-called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means that communications between your computer and Jouhsen servers takes place with the use of an approved encryption process if your browser supports SSL. If you wish to communicate with Jouhsen via e-mail, please note that the confidentiality of the communicated information is not guaranteed. The contents of e-mails may be intercepted by third parties.

Right of access to personal data
Upon written request, we will inform you of the data we have stored about you (such as your name or address).

General terms of use/disclaimer
All information on this website is carefully researched. However, the provider and respectively authorised author can make no warranty and accept no liability whatsoever, be it express or implied, that the information provided is accurate, correct, or up-to-date or has any other quality. Liability claims against the provider or author based on damages of a material or non-material nature resulting from the use or non-use of the presented information and/or the use of outdated, incorrect, incomplete or otherwise deficient information are categorically ruled out, unless the provider or author are demonstrably culpable of wilful misconduct or gross negligence. All contents of the website are subject to change without notice and are non-binding. The provider expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the pages or the entire content of the website without prior notice and to discontinue publication thereof either temporarily or permanently. Any advice or information given by the provider in the context of his website, shall give no rise to a guarantee by the provider or respective author, unless this is expressly agreed beforehand in writing.
 Neither does the provider guarantee that the website or the servers on which it is made available contain no viruses or other harmful elements. The user utilises this website at his own risk and is, in particular, solely responsible for the loss of any data or damages to his computer system. 

References and links

Any liability for direct or indirect references to external websites that are outside the sphere of responsibility of Jouhsen and that are accessed by a hyperlink from, would be accepted solely in cases where Jouhsen had prior knowledge of such contents and it would be technically feasible and reasonable for Jouhsen to prevent the use of any illegal content therein. Jouhsen expressly declares that, at the time of creating the link, no illegal contents were visible on the linked pages. Jouhsen has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked/connected web pages. Therefore, Jouhsen expressly distances itself from the contents of all linked/connected web pages that have been altered in any way since the creation of the links. This disclaimer shall apply both to all links and references on its own website and to third party entries in guest books, discussion forums, lists of links and mailing lists and any other type of database created by Jouhsen to which external write access is possible. The owner of the linked website shall have sole liability for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents, and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of any information presented therein, and not the party who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Copyright and trademark law
All rights are reserved. The website and all texts, images, graphics, video sequences, sound files and other contributions contained therein are subject to copyright and laws for the protection of intellectual property. All contents are intended for the purpose of personal information only. Any commercial use, publication, reprinting, digital reproduction or forwarding to third parties – even in parts or in an edited form – shall only be admissible with the express prior written consent of the provider. This shall also apply to the integration into external websites and online services as well as archiving or reproduction in databases or on data media. In the event of any infringements, the provider reserves the right to take advantage of any and all legal remedies available, in particular to claim damages. All logos of the provider depicted on the website are trademarks protected by law and may not be published or used in any other way without the provider's prior consent. All other brand names or trademarks mentioned on the website that may be protected by third parties shall also be subject to the provisions of the applicable copyrights and ownership rights of the respective registered owners without limitations. The sole mention of such brand names or trademarks shall expressly not indicate that such brand names or trademarks are not protected by third party rights. 

No liability shall be accepted for any unsolicited manuscripts, text copy, images, graphics, video sequences, sound files and other contributions. By submission of the respective contributions, the provider shall be awarded the unlimited right to use such contributions. However, the provider shall be under no obligation to publish them and rules out any liability in conjunction with a later use of the same. The senders of such contributions vouch that the contributions are copyright-free. These terms of use and all legal relations between the users and the Jouhsen website shall be governed exclusively by German law. If individual provisions hereof should be or become ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

An overview of data protection

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

We are using the following host:

We work with the following service providers:

OneCue GmbH

OneCue GmbH

Kranzbruchstraße 3
52152 Simmerath

Phone: +49 2473 96 780 - 0
Fax: +49 2473 96 780 - 29

General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Jouhsen-bündgens Maschinenbau GmbH

Industriestr. 11-13
52224 Stolberg

Phone: +49 2402 102067-0
Fax: +49 2402 102067-90

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)



Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Recording of data on this website


Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

The comment function on this website

When you use the comment function on this website, information on the time the comment was generated and your e-mail-address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the username you have selected will be archived in addition to your comments.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores the IP addresses of all users who enter comments. Given that we do not review the comments prior to publishing them, we need this information in order to take action against the author in the event of rights violations, such as defamation or propaganda.

Subscribing to comments

As a user of this website, you have the option to subscribe to comments after you have registered. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, the purpose of which is to verify whether you are the actual holder of the provided e-mail address. You can deactivate this function at any time by following a respective link in the information e-mails. The data entered in conjunction with subscriptions to comments will be deleted in this case. However, if you have communicated this information to us for other purposes and from a different location (e.g. when subscribing to the newsletter), the data shall remain in our possession.

Storage period for comments

Comments and any affiliated information shall be stored by us and remain on this website until the content the comment pertained to has been deleted in its entirety or if the comments had to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).

Legal basis

Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Plug-ins and Tools

Google Maps

This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer. In case Google Maps has been activated, Google has the option to use Google web fonts for the purpose of the uniform depiction of fonts. When you access Google Maps, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache, to correctly display text and fonts.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: and

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:

Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal services on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential. 

Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.

If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory data retention requirements preclude the deletion.

Admission to the applicant pool

If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to join our applicant pool. In case of admission, all documents and information from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact you in case of suitable vacancies.

Admission to the applicant pool is based exclusively on your express agreement (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The submission agreement is voluntary and has no relation to the ongoing application procedure. The affected person can revoke his agreement at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted, provided there are no legal reasons for storage.

The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been granted.